Linear Algebra

Fall 2016

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~bayer/F16/LinearAlgebra

Section 004

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:40am - 9:55am

405 Milbank Hall (Barnard)

Section 002

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:10am - 11:25am

405 Milbank Hall (Barnard)

Dave Bayer

Office Hours

bayer@math.columbia.edu

426 Mathematics

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Including our final, there will be a total of three exams. Course grades will be determined by these exams, and graded homework:

**Homework**(12 pts)**Exam 1**(30 pts), Tuesday, October 11**Exam 2**(30 pts), Tuesday, November 15**Final**(48 pts)- Section 002 (TR 10:10): Tuesday, December 20, 9:00am-Noon, Altschul 202 (Barnard)
- Section 004 (TR 8:40): Thursday, December 22, 9:00am-Noon, Altschul 202 (Barnard)

Makeup exams will only be given under exceptional circumstances, and require a note from a doctor or a dean.

Courses and Exams

Barnard Final Exams

Columbia Disability Form

I receive emails at both bayer@math.columbia.edu and dbayer@barnard.edu

For official correspondence concerning this course, you must include your uni. The easiest way to do this is to send emails from your email address based on your uni. When I search for emails from students, I search by uni, and only by uni. If your email does not include your uni, it is as if you never sent it.

I am aware that Columbia provides some students with “vanity” email addresses of the form first.last@columbia.edu. These are a poor idea. If you use such an address, you will sometimes forget to include your uni.

These study guides describe the chapters of Bretscher to study for our exams, topics to learn, a list of homework exercises to be graded, and many practice exam problems from past years.

I have posted first and second exams and solutions to our Linear Algebra Course Materials page.

Graded exams and grade reports have been returned as PDF files to your CourseWorks Dropbox.

These are videos of the 8:40am-9:55am lectures.

This page hosts PDF files from this semester and previous semesters.

Our graduate teaching assistants give problem sessions, and hold office hours.

- Alex Dang <apd2140@columbia.edu>, Mondays 12pm-1pm, Wednesdays 4pm-6pm
- Qirui Li <qiruili@math.columbia.edu>, Tuesdays 1pm-4pm

Our undergraduate teaching assistants grade homework, and hold office hours.

- Andres Soto <ads2206@columbia.edu>, Mondays 1pm-3pm
- Omer Yatkin <oy2127@columbia.edu>, Thursdays 4pm-6pm

These office hours are held in the Columbia Math Help Room, 406 Mathematics. Anyone working in this help room can answer linear algebra questions.

Here is the Columbia Math Help Room schedule.

*Linear Algebra with Applications, 5/E*,
by Otto Bretscher.
Pearson, 2012.
ISBN-10: 0321796977,
ISBN-13: 9780321796974.
$208 suggested retail price.
Columbia University Bookstore,
Amazon
($175; $76 international edition), or
Addall
($49 and up).

One may instead use the previous edition; homework will be selected from problems common to both the fourth and fifth editions.

*Linear Algebra with Applications, 4/E*,
by Otto Bretscher.
Pearson, 2009.
ISBN-10: 0136009263,
ISBN-13: 9780136009269.
$170 suggested retail price.
Amazon ($30 and up),
or Addall ($19 and up).

For some schools, October 11, 2016 is the last day to drop a class, and November 17, 2016 is the last day to P/D/F or withdraw from a class. Check with your school’s academic calendar to confirm the dates that apply to you.

University Academic Calendar

Barnard Academic Calendar

This calendar gives our schedule of classes and exams:

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